Does anyone keep track of their spendings? Like a spreadsheet in MS Excel or list in Word?
When I started collected action figures (which was only last Xmas), I kept track of all my purchases in an Excel spreadsheet. Why did I do that? I was curious how much I would spend on toys. The total actually surprised me quite a bit because I don't buy any expensive figures. My most expensive figures are probably my Revoltechs which cost around $30CDN here. Little bits add up quite fast! I can't even imagine for those of you that collect 1/6 figures!
Another list that I had kept for a while is my RC collection. However, the list was just in a MS Word file with no price listed. So just out of curiosity, I imported the file into Excel and totaled up the prices from what I remember. Almost fell out of my chair when I discovered the total! And that didn't even include any RC I had and got rid of. However, I have been into the hobby for around 8-9 years, also my father is into it as well, so I guess it evens out. The file has been terminated due to risks of exposure.
In the end, you cannot put a price on the enjoyment and fun you get from them. So keep collecting!